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Oyo Govt Issues Yinka Ayefele’s N800million Radio Station 3-Day Demolition Notice [DETAILS]

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led administration in Oyo State has once again issued a 3-day demolition notice of the multi-million naira Music House complex housing the popular Fresh 105.9 FM, Ibadan owned by popular musician, Dr Yinka Ayefele for an alleged contravention of the State Physical Planning and Urban Development law.

The notice issued by a Task Force from the Governor’s Office dated Monday, August 13, 2018, and was signed by an anonymous chairman was served on the management of the Music House with a three-day demolition notice.

The expansive complex worth over N800 million located along newly constructed Challenge dual carriageway leading to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Toll Gate houses a thriving radio station, state-of-the-art recording studio, editing studio and banquet hall.

However, in a statement Wednesday by the Chairman of the radio station, Ayefele titled: “Governor Ajimobi and The Music House”, he said the station received the news of the demolition Notice with mixed feelings.

“Although, we are not really shocked because series of letters coming from State government to both management of the building and Fresh FM, the tenant of the building have already pointed to an obvious fact that the state government is really up to something evil,” Ayefele stated.

According to the renowned entertainer, in the last six weeks, his organisation has received series of letters from various state agencies and officials including Bureau of Physical Planning & Development Control, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, and Personal lawyer of the state governor.

“What are these letters for? Have we contravened the Oyo State building plan code? What have we really done to deserve a demolition Notice?” he quipped.

The full statement reads:

“On October 2012, the government of Oyo State under Governor Abiola Ajimobi had threatened to demolish the expansive music House Complex owned by the Music merchant, Dr Yinka Ayefele, MON to allow for the expansion of the road into a dual carriageway but the idea was later shelved.

Speaking as a guest on a radio programme inside the same Music House Complex located at Challenge area of the ancient city four years after, Ajimobi said he was happy that he didn’t listen to those who wanted the property demolished.

“Thank God we didn’t heed the advice to demolish this building, I thank God I didn’t demolish this building”, Ajimobi said on Fresh 105.9fm, a radio station owned by Ayefele.

Fast forward to 2018, a Demolition Notice dated Monday, 13th August 2018 was served on the management of the Music House with a three-day demolition notice.

The Demolition Notice which was signed by unnamed personnel for the Chairman, Task Force quoted sections 30, 31 & 32 of Oyo State physical Planning & Urban Development Law, 2012.

The management of music House, on Monday, received the news of the demolition Notice with mixed feelings. Although, we are not really shocked because series of letters coming from State government to both management of the building and Fresh FM, the tenant of the building have already pointed to an obvious fact that the state government is really up to something evil.

In the last six weeks, we have received series of letters from Bureau of Physical Planning & Development Control, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Personal lawyer of the state governor and several other government agencies.

What are these letters for? Have we contravened the Oyo State building plan code? What have we really done to deserve a demolition Notice?

Earlier, we have received a letter requesting to inspect the building which we obliged the state agency even when we knew the motive was wrong and not in good fate. The agency came up with 10 fictitious report stating among others that the Radio Tower (Mast) erected within the compound was not covered with the approved building plan whereas, we got the NCC and NBC approval before erecting the mast, one wonders when it becomes the job of Physical Planning to approve the erection of Radio Mast.

The agency also raised the issue of spiral staircase which was introduced for easy access to the basement, the wall fence, structures such as general store, Power House, Canteen among others as not duly in the approved plan and recommended that “since the developer has deviated from the approved building plan it automatically means that the building is not covered with any approval any longer”, the report stated.

We have a few questions to ask the Oyo State government and its agencies. If truly we contravened the government town planning law(s), what does the law says concerning contravention? What does the law says about Demolition order and Quit Notice respectively? Is the building in anyway defect? Is the building harbouring criminals?

Why is the Music House Complex singled out for this exercise among other buildings on the same axis?

We view this as a selective justice by the state government especially when the Governor had earlier said during his visit to the Music House that some politicians actually advised him to demolish the building on the allegation that Ayefele is not supporting them. Is the govt planning to expand the road again? Of what political gain will the demolition add to the achievement of the state government? When is the state agency going to demolish Cocoa House for housing some radio stations?

The Music House Complex was duly approved as Business and Commercial Building and all approval was legally done according to the laws of the land.

This is a business complex that accommodated almost 150 workers from where they draw their daily income and feed their families.

If the state government feels the only way to pay a hardworking man on the wheel chair is to demolish his property which has not in any way affect, obstruct or cause disturbance in the state, then we leave everything to God but then, this may be the last straw that will break the Camel’s back.

Signed:

Dr. Yinka Ayefele, MON

Chairman/CEO

Yinka Ayefele Ltd

(Owners of Fresh 105.9 FM Ibadan and Fresh 107.9 FM Abeokuta)

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Tonto Dike Declares War On Arik, Tells Nigerians To Avoid Airline

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Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has criticised Arik Airline for delaying her flight to Port Harcourt and making her lose millions of Naira.

The actress was due to travel by 10:30 a.m. Monday morning but had her flight postponed to 6 pm.

Describing the airline as ‘shitty, lazy and destiny killers’ the controversial actress on Instagram urged Nigerians to avoid the airline.

She wrote, ”Thank you so much for making hardworking Nigerians lose their hard earn money and income all because we choose to fly/trust you? I bought an early flight because I had an early appointment I couldn’t afford to miss but thanks to your shitty services I am forced to lose millions of Naria and disappoint a multitude of people.

”You don’t deserve to be in operation. You are very lazy, your services are weak, horrible and unprofessional and above all, you are a destiny killer and time waster. Dear Arik, you are disrespectful.

“Dear Arik, using you is a waste of my time. But be sure that now advocate for #saynotoarikline aka #destinykillers. How the hell do you change a flight scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m?

”After delaying the flight for an hour, oops my bad wasn’t Arik the airline that made a bride miss her own wedding last year or so?”

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Not Yet A Wedding Bell In Ooni’s Palace

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The Palace of Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has refuted the news going viral that the revered monarch is set to take as wife the co-convener of Hope Alive, Miss Temitope Adesegun.

The news apparently sponsored by some unscrupulous elements is nothing but an element of farce and falsehood.

Reacting to the news, Prince Jide Fadairo, the CEO of House of Oduduwa Foundation and husband of Princess Folasade, the monarch’s eldest sister, said that was a fairy tale gone too far.

“Ooni’s marriage cannot be done secretly, it involves not only the Royal family, it involves Yoruba custom and a lot of elders and our tradition are to be taken into cognisance. Please dismiss the story, it is another fake news.

Another confidant and friend of Ooni, Mr. Muyiwa Leroy Afolabi said
” Kabiyesi will carry every Ile-Ife’s sons and daughters along whenever it’s time to pick another Olori (Queen)for us.

Let’s always verify the facts before sharing.”

The Palace notes with regret the claim and others provoking the most heated rumours of exotic voyage with the Royalty and dismisses it unequivocally.

The Palace advises the media to verify from the Palace before publication.

Prince Fadairo said the time is not propitious for the monarch who is immersed in the renaissance of Yoruba culture and promotion of the race’s customs and traditions globally.

“That’s not on His Imperial Majesty’s mind. Marriage is not something he wants to do right away. Many names have been bandied around but I can tell you they are all false, just like this case.”

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